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June 18, 2019

Top safety tips for visiting Table Mountain this winter and beyond

Table Mountain is one of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town and South Africa. Because of its popularity, though, people sometimes forget that it’s a giant mountain – and hiking it comes with very real dangers.

Last year, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway collaborated with Table Mountain National Park to put together a useful video for hikers or visitors. But, with winter season in full swing and the Cable Car set to shut down for extended maintenance this year, it’s worth revisiting.

The video focusses largely on the dos and don’ts for those visiting the mountain using the cable car. Here are some of the key points.

Tips for visiting Table Mountain Stick to [...]
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June 18, 2019

Cape Town Cycle Tour to offer short course for 2020 event

The Cape Town Cycle Tour, along with the City of Cape Town, is finalising plans to introduce a sort route for the 2020 race.

The world famous race is 41 tours deep, and the 109km course is, according to the organisers, seen as daunting – especially for the younger participants.

Which has seen them strive to be more inclusive by encouraging the youth, as well as the more casual crowd to hop on a bike.

“Cape Town was voted as the World’s Leading Festival, and Event Destination in 2018 at the World Travel Awards and the Cape Town Cycle Tour has largely contributed toward that reputation,

 David Bellairs

“A shorter course, in addition to the full [...]

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June 4, 2019

Durban named Africa’s leading cruise port

Durban –  The Port of Durban has been named Africa’s Leading Cruise Port at the World Travel Awards – and winning in two other categories, Leading City Destination and Leading Meetings and Conference Destination.

Operated by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the Port of Durban came up against some stiff competition at the  Africa & Indian Ocean gala awards in Mauritius on Saturday. Among the contenders for the award was Kenya’s Port of Mombasa, Tanzania’s Ports of Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar, as well as South Africa’s Ports of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

The Port of Durban previously held the title from 2010 to 2013 before losing it to Cape Town [...]

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May 30, 2019

Formula 1 is coming to the streets of Cape Town this Sunday

The incredible power of a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car will be on display on the streets of Cape Town this Sunday 2 June.

The Red Bull Cape Town Circuit is a free event that will give tens of thousands of South African fans the chance to witness a Formula 1 car at close quarters.

The roar of Red Bull Racing’s RB7 driven by Scottish racing legend David Coulthard will reverberate through the streets of the Mother City but if you want to get a close up view, get yourself down to the Grand Parade on Darling Street between Christian Barnard and Adderley Streets.

Grandstand tickets are available from Computicket but they are selling out fast. Limited tickets for [...]

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